The Lists For The Grammy Awards Are Here, Sam Smith Dominates

At the Grammy Awards 2015, Sam Smith will most likely dominate, after British soul sensation scored five nods in the main list of nominations, and all this is ahead before shortlist of the Album of the Year is unveiled on Friday night.

Smith’s hit track “Stay With Me” will compete for the Record of the Year, and it will go against newcomer Meghan Trainor with her debut single “All About That Bass,” Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX with “Fancy,” Taylor Swift for “Shake It Off” and Sia for “Chandelier.”

With the exception of Azalea, the same contenders will also compete for Song of the Year, with Hozier’s “Fancy” instead “Take Me to Church.”

The British artist’s “Stay With Me” will also compete for Best Pop Solo Performance. His song “In The Lonely Hour” will go up against Miley Cyrus for “Bangerz,” Ariana Grande for “My Everything,” Ed Sheeran for “X,” Coldplay for “Ghost Stories” and Katy Perry for “Prism” for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Smith’s fifth nod goes in the Best New Artist category, and in that category he will face with stiff competition from Bastille, Azalea, Halm and Brandy Clark.
For Best Rap Album for The New Classic, Azaela was nominated for the third time in a row.

Beyonce matches Smith with 5 nominations, and she is the woman who has been nominated for a Grammy more times in history than any other woman.
Without Album of the Year, the main list of nominees is as follows:

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Record of the Year:

Sia – Chandelier

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Song of the Year:

Sia – Chandelier

Hozier – Take Me to Church

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Best New Artist:

Sam Smith

Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark



Best Pop Solo Performance:

Sia – Chandelier

John Legend – All of Me

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Pharrell Williams – Happy

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour

Coldplay – Ghost Stories

Ed Sheeran – X

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

Katy Perry – Prism

Ariana Grande – My Everything

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy

Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang

A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – Say Something

Coldplay – A Sky Full of Stars

Best Rock Song:

Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good

Jack White – Lazaretto

Beck – Blue Moon

Paramore – Ain’t It Fun

The Black Keys – Fever

Best Rock Album:

U2 – Songs of Innocence

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Magnetic Eye

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Beck – Morning Phase

Best Country Song:

Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

Kenny Chesney – American Kids

Glen Campbell – I’m Not Gonna Miss You

Eric Church – Give Me Back My Hometown

Miranda Lambert – Automatic

Best Country Album:

Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Dierks Bentley – Riser

Miranda Lambert – Platinum

Brandy Clark – 12 Stories

Eric Church – The Outsiders

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Pharrell Williams – GIRL

Jhene Aiko – Sail Out

Mali Music – Mali Is…

Chris Brown – X

Beyonce – Beyonce

Best Rap Performance:

Lacrae – All I Need Is You

Childish Gambino – 3005

Kendrick Lamar – I

Eminem – Rap God

Drake – 0 to 100/The Catch Up

Best Rap Album:

Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

Iggy Azalea – The New Classic

Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

Childish Gambino – Because the Internet

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Common – Nobody’s Smiling

Best Reggae Album:

Soja – Amid the Noise and the Haste

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate – The Reggae Power

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Back on the Controls

Shaggy – Out of Many, One Music

Sean Paul – Full Frequency

Best Alternative Music Album:

Jack White – Lazaretto

Cage the Elephant – Melophobia

Alt-J – This Is All Yours

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Barbra Streisand – Partners

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek

Johnny Mathis – Sending You a Little Christmas

Barry Manilow – Night Songs


Annie Lennox – Nostalgia